It's a new school year, and for Casey Chang it's a chance to make a fresh start away from the bad memories in her old town. But for the Drama Club of Ridgefield High, it means a chance to recruit new members. And Brianna Glaser - the Type A co-president of the club - has her sights set on the new girl.
For the spring production, the Drama Club decides to do something different, something meatier. So they convince Mr. Levin to let them do an independent production of a serious play - a play with issues - and raw language - and some controversy (Just the thing to impress those college admissions boards).
When it is announced that the Big Spring Musical will be Grease, the drama immediately heats up. Auditions are swamped, emotions run high, and everyone is stressing to make sure that every last detail is exactly right. Meanwhile, it's all just a bit too much for Brianna, who takes some desperate measures to keep her head above water. Can the Drama Club nail their performance and keep Brianna from falling apart?